Halloween may be over but if there’s anything scarier than that, it’s wasting precious time. It’s the year-end and we’re hurtling towards 2023 at the speed of light. If you’re dying to make the most out of what’s left of 2022, here are 17 things to do in November to jam-pack your calendar with.
We’re not just talking about the snazzy new Avatar: The Experience that has taken over social media lately. There’s plenty more, from a waterfront carnival to a hot new $2.25/hour karaoke joint.
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Image credit: All Time High Family Karaoke
Aside from eating, one of our top national pastimes has got to be visiting the karaoke. We’ve all struggled with bookings this year so Easties, you may be excited to hear that there’s a new joint in the ‘hood.
Located in City Square Mall, All Time High Family Karaoke has rooms from $12/hour for 3 people off-peak. Prices can go as low as $2.25/person per hour if you plan your visit wisely. They open till as late as 12am as well, so you can dine at the nearby Haidilao after for maximum shiok factor.
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #05-06 City Square Mall, 208539
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-10pm | Fri-Sun 12pm-12am
Contact: 8802 2463 | All Time High Family Karaoke Facebook
Image credit: @sharonchia
Light up your evenings at Siloso Beach from now till 31st December 2022. At the return of Sentosa GrillFest from now till 13th November 2022, stuff yourself silly all through the night. There are 31 vendors selling all kinds of street food like Charcoal Grilled Bourbon Coke Striploin from Homeground Grill & Bar and Lobster Hokkien Mee by Charcoal Wok.
The inaugural Sentosa Food Fest has a whole bunch of events planned for foodies. The lineup also includes a Food Truck Fiesta running from 18th-27th November 2022 and Craft Beer Jamboree with fizzy brews for your drinking buds, from 25th November to 4th December 2022.
Date: Until 31st December 2022
Time: Varies, depending on event
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Contact: Sentosa Food Fest website
Image credit: The Pinkfong Company
Don Don Donki’s Miracle Shopping aside, Baby Shark has got to be one of the biggest earworms of all time. Kids – and admit it, parents too – can’t get enough of the character, so be sure to add Marina Square’s Pinkfong World Adventure to your weekend plans.
Image credit: The Pinkfong Company
The 14,000sqft playground features 4 attraction zones and 16 interactive games all themed around the iconic shark. There are ball pits, carousel rides, and AR games – much like some of the best indoor playgrounds in Singapore.
Get your tickets to Pinkfong World Adventure.
Date: Until 2nd January 2023
Time: 10am-10pm, Daily
Venue: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-208/209 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group
If fancy hotel breakfasts and aesthetic brunches have nothing on you, consider having your most important meal of the day out in the “wild” next weekend. Singapore Zoo’s breakfast programme is back after a 2-year break.
Image credit: Mandai Wildlife Group
Enjoy a sustainably-prepared halal buffet spread with international and local dishes like cheese boards, pitas and you tiao. Hang out with animals like orangutans, macaws, and reptiles in their free-and-easy interaction zone once you’re done.
Note: A separate Singapore Zoo admission ticket is required to enjoy the breakfast experience.
Price: $35/child | $35/adult
Address: Ah Meng Restaurant (Terrace), 80 Mandai Lake Road, 729826
Opening hours: 9am-10.30am on weekends and public holidays only
Contact: Breakfast in the Wild website
Image credit: Gogreen
The Southern Islands have always been popular among Singaporeans looking for a pseudo holiday but if we have one gripe, it’s that it’s a little too ulu. There simply aren’t that many facilities there. Now, St. John’s and Lazarus Island both get handful of fresh entertainment thanks to a new GoGreen kiosk. Rent a bike or scooter to explore the islands on wheels from $25/2 hours.
Image credit: Gogreen
Those who prefer a chill beach day can also purchase waterproof tents, beach mats, and even kites instead.
Address: 8 St John’s Island, 098602 (5 minutes’ walk from St John Island Pier)
Opening hours: Mon & Fri 10am-4.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-5pm (Closed from Tuesdays to Thursdays)
Contact: Gogreen @St John’s Island website
To get to there, check out this deal for St John’s, Lazarus and Kusu Islands.
Among the many date-worthy ideas that have returned is the Woodlands Galaxy CC Observatory. In case you haven’t heard of it, the attraction is a heartland observatory near Admiralty MRT with a NASA-grade telescope.
Tickets are priced at $1/pax, with limited sessions available. You can either book your slots in person at the CC counter, or on onePA via a QR code that they’ll post on their Facebook weekly.
Address: 31 Woodlands Avenue 6, Singapore 738991
Opening hours: Fri 7.30pm-9.30pm (Closed from Saturdays to Thursdays). Subject to weather conditions.
Contact: 6366 2218 | Woodlands Galaxy CC Observatory Facebook
Image credit: Strider Bike Singapore
Strider bikes, kin-ball, and boccia – tbh we have zero clue what those are too, but you can have a blast finding out at PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay’s upcoming Waterfront Carnival.
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Dive into a lineup of wacky sports at this 1-day-only event where kids and adults both get to try something new. Archery, laser air pistol and e-trishaws, kayaking, and dragon boating are some of the other sports you can experience.
Image credit: Salt & Light Archery
As with any legit carnival, there’ll be food booths with popcorn and candy floss, as well as typical carnival activities like inflatable obstacle courses, airbrush tattoos, and electronic animal rides. All you need to do is register on OnePA and purchase a $10 ticket to attend.
Date: 13th November 2022
Venue: PAssion Wave @ Marina Bay, Singapore 437440
Register for the Waterfront Carnival.
Millennials are simple folks; we hear arcade, we go. Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) isn’t just a food haven – this November, they’ve got a neon-themed pop-up called Gamebox filling the outdoor plaza. Head into each booth to find 10 free arcade games. There are classic hits, as well as multiplayer ones to go ham with your friends and siblings with.
Over the weekends, there are also performances by local artists to jive to. Not to mention, those neon decor make for great photo ops for your OOTDs.
Date: 21st October – 6th November 2022
Time: Sun-Thu 12pm-9pm | Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm
Venue: 10 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ Mall, Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 409057
Contact: Paya Lebar Quarter website
Image credit: Jim Beam
Jazz up your next GNO – or BNO – with a Jim Beam pop-up happening at PLQ Plaza in late November. There’ll be bar snacks, finger food, and of course, highballs – with unique flavours like Matcha Lemon and Lime and Salty Highball.
Image credit: Jim Beam
Come early to enjoy a drink priced as low as $4 at 4pm. If you’re swinging by after work, no worries, as other hourly promotions will also be available. Jazzing up the atmosphere will also be IG-worthy photo pods and live music by local artistes for good vibes all night long. Stay tuned to Jim Beam’s Instagram page for more details that’ll be available soon.
Date: 21st-27th November 2022
Time: 4pm-12am, Daily
Venue: 10 Paya Lebar Road, PLQ Mall, Paya Lebar Quarter, 409057
Contact: Jim Beam Facebook
Image credit: Renae Cheng
“Declutter” may be a 2020 hype word but that’s not to say we shouldn’t still be doing it in 2022. If you’ve got loads of things piling up at home from those shopping hauls, consider freecycling – a.k.a. blessing others with free items – at Giving Day Bishan.
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The biggest flea market in the ‘hood is happening for one day only. To register, all you need to do is download the Goodhood app (iOS, Android) and register for an account for free. While you’re there, also pick up clothes and groceries from other “gifters”.
Date: 12th November 2022
Venue: 51 Bishan Street 13, Bishan Community Club, Singapore 579799
Contact: Goodhood Facebook
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One of the largest anime conventions in town, Anime Festival Asia returns with full force in 2022. After a 3 year hiatus, bringing their A-game with a 3-day-long festival at Suntec with dance competitions, anime screenings, and meet-and-greet sessions with popular cosplayers.
Be ready to fill your shopping bags as there’ll be plenty of merch from popular anime like Jujutsu Kaisen and Attack on Titan. 150 creators will be present as well. You won’t even need to leave the event space for lunch as we hear there’ll be authentic Japanese street food at the event.
Get your tickets to Anime Festival Asia 2022.
Price: From $21
Date: 25th-27th November 2022
Time: 10am-8pm, Daily
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3 & 4, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Contact: Anime Festival Asia website
Takashi Murakami, Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Could Do Such a Thing, 2017, The Doraemon Exhibit Singapore 2022 ©Fujiko-Pro
Not to be confused with 2020’s Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures, The Doraemon Exhibition is a brand new exhibition arriving in Singapore from Tokyo, Japan. The robot cat themed exhibition has been touring ramen land, and Singapore is its first international pitstop.
Sebastian Masuda, Final Weapon, 2017, The Doraemon Exhibit Singapore 2022 ©Fujiko-Pro
Visit to check out Doraemon-inspired artworks by 28 Japanese contemporary artists. You can even find a collection of original drawings of the Doraemon manga on display, as well as a gift shop at the end to bring home some cute merch.
Get your tickets to The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore.
Price: $25 for youths under 18 | $30 for adults | Free for children under 6 years old
Date: 5th November 2022 – 5th February 2023
Time: 10am-7pm, Daily
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Contact: The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore website
Call up your clubbing buddies for a visit to the new Luxe, a 4,000sqft LED-lit hang in town that takes over the space of Bang Bang. They’ve got all kinds of music playing throughout the night, from EDM to 2000s hits.
Better news for our female friends out there: there’s Ladies’ Night as well. Get free entry and 2 complimentary drinks if you visit before 12.30am on Wednesdays. Read our first look of Club Luxe Singapore before you swing by.
Wednesday: Free for ladies, $30/ticket for males (includes 1 free drink)
Friday & Saturday: $40/person (includes 2 free drinks)
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Opening hours: Wed-Fri 10pm-3am | Sat 10pm-3am (Closed from Sunday to Tuesday)
Contact: Luxe Club website
Image credit: Mr Midnight
Homebodies out there, we’ve got you. Not every weekend has to be enjoyed with parties. If staying home’s what you need to feel rejuvenated after a long week, lean back on that couch and pull up the ‘flix. Our childhood storybook Mr Midnight now has its own adapted series on the streaming site: Mr. Midnight: Beware The Monsters.
Image credit: Netflix
Cosy up under a blanket and make some popcorn to enjoy Season 1’s 13 chilling episodes. This series was also filmed in both Batam and Singapore so you may even recognise some of the film sets.
Watch Mr Midnight on Netflix.
Image credit: IKEA
While visiting IKEA Tampines, check your mini me into the just-reopened Småland children’s playground. Go furniture shopping or feast on meatballs in peace as your kids go wild with the free 1-hour drop-off service.
For an outdoor adventure instead, Choa Chu Kang has a newly opened kid-friendly park with 3 themed playgrounds, an interactive fitness corner, badminton courts, and a soccer pitch at The Arena @ Keat Hong. We’ll bet the kiddos will be sleeping soundly at the end of the day.
IKEA Tampines Småland playground
Address: 60 Tampines North Drive 2, Singapore 528764
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6786 6868 | IKEA Tampines website
The Arena @ Keat Hong
Address: 428 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, Block 428, Singapore 680428
2019’s event. Image for illustrative purposes only.
Image credit: Jonathan Peregrino
Attendees of this year’s event can expect to encounter characters themed around Pokémon Air Adventures including Flying Pikachu, Lapras, and Maractus in-game. Apparently, you’ve got a shot at catching a rare Shiny Purrloin too. Purchase early access tickets, which allow you to enter 2 hours before everyone else.
Price: $17 for General Admission | $25 for Early Access
Date: 18th-20th November 2022
Time: 12pm-6pm, Daily
Venue: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Contact: Pokémon GO Safari Zone website
Image credit: PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering
Gamers, you don’t have to part ways with your favourite MMORGs when you go on a staycay at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering’s gaming suites. These man caves come fully equipped with gaming laptops powered by AMD, Secretlab chairs, and more than 100 Xbox games on rotation for the ultimate bros’ night out.
Rates: From $890/night
Date: Until 31st December 2022
Venue: 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Contact: 6809 8888 | PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering website
Image credit: Orchard Road Business Association
We all know the drill by now: Christmas in Singapore is a >1-month long affair. From 12th November 2022 onwards, Orchard Road will be adorned with pretty Christmas lights and mega-sized trees. This year’s displays stretch 3.1km and come with AR features and festive music all round.
Come December, there’ll even be a Great Christmas Village carnival with rides, live music, and F&B vendors.
Date: 12th November 2022-3rd January 2023
Venue: Along Orchard Road
Find out more about Christmas on Great Street.
It feels like New Year’s was just yesterday and now, we’re just round the corner from 2023. Pick up a new skill this November at onePA’s waterfront carnival for just $10 or suss out all the free things to do in store, from playgrounds to arcade games. There’s plenty to do to round up your year in the most exciting way possible.
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